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::: irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity